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and history. a bit farther south, president obama visited the place cesar chavez called home and is giving some long overdue recognition. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez attended the ceremony in keene, california. >> the president of the united states of america. >> reporter: president barack obama came to where cesar chavez lived and work chanting the old farm worker slogan of hope and perseverance. yes, it can be done and was done in place chavez named the peace. mr. obama announced the had national monument that he called long overdue. >> no one cared about the invisible farm workers who picked the nation's food. but cesar cared and in his own peaceful eloquent way he made over people care too. >> reporter: the celebration was attended by chavez's family members, schoolchildren and thousands of current and former farm workers. although obama wants to shore up votes and support from latinos in a tight presidential race he resisted making this a political speech. >> he came here to dedicate this to honor the man and the legacy that cesar chavez left us. >> reporter: although chavez was born in
the pregnancy to that newspaper. >>> california labor leader cesar chavez was honored by president today. hundreds gathered in the town of keen where they planned the famous farm workers march. president obama painted a picture of a post war nation where most were thriving, but some were disenfranchised and invisible to the rest of the nation. >> no one seemed to care about the invisible farm workers who picked the nation's food. bent down in the beating sun, living in poverty, cheated by growers, abandoned in old age, unable to demand even the most basic rights. but cesar cared. >> chavez, who died in 1993 is buried on the site where the monument was dedicated. today's action designates more than 100 acres of the property as a national monument. >>> how about this? a group of native american swimmers took the cold plunge today. they dove off alcatraz at about 7:00 this morning for 1.2 mile swim to the san francisco shore. the swim is part of a year-long program meant to encourage healthy eating and fitness among tribes nationwide. if that water was just 20 degrees warmer, that would be
will announce the establishment of a national monument to honor cesar chavez. shortly after he arrives intown, the -- in town, he will be holding a fund-raiser here at the intercontinental hotel and then following that, around 5:00, will be the dinner at the bill graham auder toial. this is expected to to bring in about $4 million while he's in town. alex savidge. >>> happening right now, republican presidential nominee mitt romney -- is just about to deliver a foreign policy speech. you are looking at a live picture from lexington, virginia. that's the governor of virginia speaking right now. >>> get rae yesterday -- get ready pay even more if you plan to fill up your car. the prices at the pump went up again overnight. but some relief may be underway. matt keller is in our newsroom with more on how top political leaders are stepping in to help. >> reporter: dianne feinstein has called for a federal investigation into the gas prices here in california because she doesn't think that the prices are related to spry and diamond. this is the second time in the last few months, senator feinstein h
honoring the late labor leader cesar chavez and starting today, it will span 120 acres and include his home and memorial garden grave site. >>> california vote remembers already casting their ballots for next month's election -- voters already are casting ballots for next month. starting this year there will be new instructions sent out with every mail-in ballot. >> you would hate to have the vote canceled if you didn't sign it. >> right. >>> frightening moments for a 7th grade class. we'll tell you about a gun that was discharged and who is responsible. >>> it is beginning to look a lot like christmas. the pack from knee man car must -- mar -- the book from neiman marcus comes out today. >>> a gun went off at martin bureen school, they are responsible for the fun going off. the boys were arrested and face charges. the police say the 11-year-old brought the gun to the classroom, handed it to the 12- year-old who tried to -- who tried to hide it in his pocket, setting off a shot when a bullet hit the ground. nobody was hurt. >>> here we go! >> wow! big numbers there. that star's pumpkin, 177
county to officially announce the establishment of the cesar chavez national monument. that property is the headquarters of the united farm workers and serves as planning and coordination centers for chavez and his movement from back in the 1970s. now, after that, the president will fly into san francisco for a major fund-raiser at the bill graham civic auditorium. there will be a concert featuring john legend and a dinner reception for all the supporters. that event sold out and we will be having a live report coming up on the president's visit during our 11:00 newscast. >>> right now let's get a check on that monday forecast. christina loren is here to tell us all about it. look at that. >> spaectacular. good morning to you at home. we have phenomenal sunrise pictures. let's show you foster city, that's san bruno. beautiful conditions all across the bay area actually courtesy of low clouds and rain showers coming down. we actually have rain clouds out there. there's a little activity from san francisco and around the san jose mountains. the mountains surrounding san jose. as we hea
plans to visit kern county next week to establish the cesar chavez monument. it will be located where chavez once lived. the president says the national monument would preserve chavez's legacy of giving a voice to workers. >>> :17 -- >>> 7:16. the "new york times" reports that the u.s. generals in afghanistan have all but given up hope that they can work out a deal. they are counting on the afghan government to work on an agreement once forces leave the area. the government of pakistan approves any peace deal. back here at home, according to a new report, the average american household is facing a $3500 tax increase if congress fails to avoid what's called a looming fiscal cliff. that's according to the tax policy center. automatic tax hikes and spending cuts are due to take effect in january if congress doesn't work out a deal. but the congress reports that u.s. senators are working on a plan that would put off the increases and deal with the deficit program. lawmakers say no action will be taken until after november. >>> it is 8:18. vallejo's mayor thinks someone is trying to intimi
to announce the establishment of the cesar chavez national monument near bakersfield. he'll arrive in san francisco in the afternoon for a fund-raising concert with john legend, plus a $20,000 a plate dinner. 49ers quarterback alex smith is expected to attend. >>> still basking in the success of wednesday's presidential debate, republican nominee mitt romney is in the electoral-rich state of florida this weekend. he and his wife ann were greeted by a throng of supporters waving american flags in st. petersburg yesterday. he told the crowd that president obama failed to discuss his jobs initiative during the debate. >> he got a chance to explain his jobs program, how he'll create new jobs in america. did you hear what he to say? i didn't either. >> after that event, the romneys shook hands and posed for pictures with customers at a cuban restaurant in tampa, the same city where he accepted the republican presidential nomination. >>> well, activists had a little fun with mitt romney's big bird comment at the debate the other night. they staged a mock fight between mitt romney and big bird y
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